Do you need shingles tips? My guess is that you might not notice much about your shingles – except when there is a problem. However, did you know that long before a problem becomes a problem, there are warning signs? Here are three shingles tips that can tell you about the condition of your roof.
Shingles that turn up at the corners – or cup – can mean two things. Your shingles are getting old, and your attic is not ventilated properly. If, for example, your attic gets too hot, it can heat up the roof, which then heats up the underside of the shingles, and can cause them to start to cup. Once your shingles cup, it is much easier for water to get underneath them (think windblown rain), and eventually leak into your house. So, if you see your shingles cupping, it’s time to call a licensed professional roofing contractor.
When the granules on your shingles wear off, the shingles become brittle, and then they start to crack. When shingles crack, they are being exposed to direct sunlight, and are no longer protecting your roof as they should. Shingles cracking is a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. Indeed, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it.
Shingle Going Bald
While it is normal for some granules to recede from your shingles, when they start to collect in your gutters, you know you have a problem. Basically, you have exposed shingles, meaning that they can no longer protect your roof from the sun, and soon, your shingles will become brittle. Here again, this is sign that your shingles and your roof are close to the end of there service life and it’s time to replace them before they leak and your home suffers water damage.
At Blue Sky Solar and Roofing, we offer free roof inspections. We are always happy to help you protect your roof and your home.
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